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Back to School Vocabulary Activities

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1st, Homeschool
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34 student pages
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Do your first grade students have difficulty reading basic words that are essential to their classroom success... words like glue, pencil, paper, and crayons, which are part of many written directions? Build their control of these and a dozen other classroom words with this set.

Back to School Vocabulary includes 16 vocabulary words presented in 5 different word and/or picture card sets, and 7 games and activities to use with the cards. Here are the activities that you'll receive:

Writing Reference Card for your writing center

Alphabetical Order Cards that are easy to differentiate at two levels using different colored borders, plus a student recording sheet.

Word card/ picture card matching

Read and Write the Room with 3 different recording sheets

"Cover My Board!" matching game (2-4 players)

"Rolling Back to School" board game (2-4 players)

Back to School Cover Up Game (2-4 players)

Repeated practice with the cards and activities included in this set will build your students' competence and confidence in reading the classroom signs and directions that they need to succeed!

How can you use this resource set with your students?

Small groups

Literacy centers

Intervention, RTI

Wake Up Work, Morning Tubs

Early finishers

Vocabulary included in this set: backpack, book, bus, class, crayon, desk, friend, globe, glue, markers, paper, pencil, ruler, school, sneakers, teacher


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships (e.g., because).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.


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